Brush Cherry; Drought Tolerant Screen Plant Profile

Brush Cherry, or Carolina Laurel is a pretty, dependable garden shrub that grows quickly into screens or hedges.  These shrubs can grow up to 30 feet tall and 10 – 12 feet wide.  I have seen mature stands of Carolina Laurel grow even taller. Carolina Laurel is versatile too, growing in full sun to part Read More

Plant Profile: Ethereal White Sage Blooms Add Grace to Southern California

California White Sage (Salvia apiana) This beautiful shrub is native to Southern California and Baja. It is usually found growing wild in the coastal sage scrub habitat on the western edges of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. The books say it will grows five feet tall (at least) and 5 feet across, but I have Read More

Happy Spring! Here are Some Blue Ceanothus Flowers for You

Happy Spring!  Here are some beautiful blue California Lilac flowers for you and a busy bee.  Their latin name is Ceanothus. These drought tolerant shrubs grow from 2 feet high to 20 feet high depending on the species.  The one in my garden is about 6 feet tall with a 6 foot canopy.  Ceanothus is Read More